From the Wire….Eyre Traded to the Phillies

Two days after being designated for assignment the Cubs traded Scott Eyre to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitching prospect Brian Schlitter on Thursday. Eyre fell out of favor with Lou Piniella at the beginning of the 2007 and after righting his ship and accepting a new name from his manager, Stevie Ire, the […]

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An Exclamation Point – Cubs 11 Brewers 4

Game One Hundred Nine – Cubs 11 Brewers 4 WP – Rich Harden (6-2, 1-1) LP – Dave Bush (5-9) Save – None For the first time this season the Chicago Cubs are 21 games over .500 after their first 4-game sweep on the road since 2004. The Cubs offense hit 4 home runs on […]

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Keys for the Second Half – Pitchers and Catchers

The first half of the 2008 campaign is over and the Cubs posted a 57-38 record, tied for the best in the bigs with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Lou Piniella’s crew will begin the second half on Friday in Houston with at least a four game lead over the Cardinals….with the Brewers not […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 07/10/08

Game Ninety-Two: Cubs (55-36) vs. Reds (43-49) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ted Lilly (9-5, 4.47/1.30) vs. Bronson Arroyo (6-7, 5.82/1.65) Lou Piniella’s crew will attempt to sweep the 3-game series against the Reds today behind Ted Lilly. […]

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For the Birds

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 4 Orioles 11 WP – Radhames Liz (2-0) LP – Jason Marquis (6-4) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew became the last team in the majors to record their 30th loss of the season following just their third series defeat at home of the year. The Orioles became only the second […]

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An Utter Collapse

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 3 Rays 8 WP – Grant Balfour (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-2) Save – None It took 73 games into the 2008 season for the Cubs to lose their third game in a row. The Tampa Bay Rays swept Lou Piniella’s crew after the bullpen wasted a strong performance by […]

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Twenty Over

Game Seventy – Cubs 7 Blue Jays 4 WP – Ted Lilly (7-5) LP – Jesse Litsch (7-3) Save – None In a game that started with the roof opened and finished with it closed, the Cubs moved to 20 games over .500 behind a strong performance by Ted Lilly and clutch 2-out hits by […]

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Blame Canada

Game Sixty-Eight – Cubs 2 Blue Jays 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (6-6) LP – Sean Gallagher (3-3) Save – B.J. Ryan (14) Lou Piniella’s crew dropped their first series opener since May 5th after leaving 11 on base and in the process snapped their 4-game winning streak. The Cubs loaded the bases in two […]

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Stevie Ire and A Curtain Call

Game Sixty-Five – Cubs 10 Braves 5 WP – Ted Lilly (6-5) LP – Tom Glavine (2-3) Save – None The Cubs won their 9th straight game at Wrigley in come from behind fashion. Ted Lilly spotted the Braves a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning on a 2-out, 3-run homer by Greg Norton. Lilly […]

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A Perfect Homestand….Cubs Sweep Rockies

Game Fifty-Seven – Cubs 5 Rockies 3 WP – Sean Gallagher (3-1) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (1-6) Save – Kerry Wood (14) Lou Piniella’s crew started the month of June with a solid win against the Colorado Rockies and completed the 7-game homestand with a perfect 7-0 record. With the victory the Cubs set a […]

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